Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, Trujillo

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  • The entrance to this church is included in the guided tour that you can hire at the tourist office. It is worth entering to see and hear the comments of the Guide.
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  • There is climb a very high steps few but, uncomfortable for me is a complete, clean, quiet, rather poor
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  • A tower with magnificent view, though the castle is best. The interior offers us a typical Gothic and Renaissance paintings are.
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  • Great church in good condition. The entrance is only 2€, plus 1€ if you want an audio guide. It absolutely worth the visit. You can visit the church with its beautiful retable, as well as visit to the top of the two towers. They are the highest view points of the Trujillo and offer views to the castle, town and surrounding grasslands. The upstairs of the tower with no bells on top are very narrow and steep. The tower with the bells has wider upstairs and more intermediate floors to take a rest in the ascension.
  • . This church, sited in the upper part of the town, quite near the castle, is NOT the church down in the main square, Plaza Mayor, although judging by other reviews and photos, some people believe that it is! Santa Maria la Mayor is built, it is believed, on the foundations of a former Muslim Mosque. Remember that this part of Spain was under Muslim rule for seven centuries - that's three times as long as the Romans were in Britain. Its life as a Catholic church dates from 1233, after the reconquest of the town, when it was converted into a Christian building and extensively enlarged. The building continued over many centuries, giving a mixture of styles: romanesque, gothic, plateresque. I say many centuries as various maintenance works continued until very recently. In 1972 there was reconstruction being carried out on one of the two towers of the church, and the stonemason, who was a fan of the Bilbao Athletic football club, carved at the top of one of the pillars of this tower - the shield of the club! When this became obvious, there were mixed feelings in the town, especially as the work had been paid for by some Ministry in Madrid. But luckily the inspector sent by the Ministry was an Athletic fan, and gave permission for the shield to remain. The outside of the building is somewhat austere, although the two towers are very attractive. Inside, however, the main altar is stunning, well worth venturing inside to see it. Once you have climbed up through the cobbled streets to get here, don't miss it. .
  • The entrance costs about 2eur. The interior is beautiful, highlighting its stunning reredos behind the altar. You can access and upload to the two towers of the Church. It is an effort, but it is worth climbing both have views over the city. Refrain claustrophobic.
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  • Beautiful church with Flemish paintings altarpiece. It has two towers which you can upload and have amazing views of all the people. The ascent to the towers is narrow and at times claustrophobic, not recommended for people with phobia of confined spaces. It is also possible to upload to the choir. The entrance is charged and although I don't remember the price that I thought was something expensive. If you are going to pay for the guided tour of the Tourist Office do not buy this entry because you have included in the package (this tourist office do not warn him and in my opinion should do it).
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  • Magnificent Church in the centre of Trujillo, its construction was started in the 13th century, late Romanesque style with two gates and two towers with the name of the new Tower and Torre Julia. Inside a large altarpiece that contains 25 tables with scenes of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ and painted by Fernando Gallego and Bartolome for the year 1490.
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